University of Pittsburgh
April 2, 2013

“Culturally Competent” Health Care the Topic of Pitt Lecture April 3


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH—Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC, will deliver a free public lecture at noon April 3 titled “Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity.” The talk will be held at Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 

Castleberry-Singleton’s lecture is part of the center’s Reed Smith Spring 2013 Speaker Series. Registration is not required; lunch will be provided. For more information, visit or call 412-624-7382.

Castleberry-Singleton oversees UPMC’s progress toward company, cultural, community, and customer inclusion goals for more than 55,000 employees, as well as for UPMC patients and their families.

“Our strategy is based on the core belief that everyone deserves dignity and respect,” says Castleberry-Singleton. “That includes respect for people’s culture, religion, beliefs—even their level of technological savvy.” 

An experienced strategist, Castleberry-Singleton created The Integrated Inclusion Model™, a systems integration model that helps companies transition from compliance-driven processes led by human resources to integrated activities that shift the responsibility for achieving an inclusive culture to every employee. Her initiatives have been implemented at Motorola, where she was vice president of global inclusion and diversity, and at Sun Microsystems, where she led the Global Inclusion Center of Expertise.

In 2012, Savoy magazine named Castleberry-Singleton one of the Top Most Influential Women in Corporate America, and Diversity Woman Magazine named her as one of its Top 50 Diversity Champions.

Castleberry-Singleton holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Pepperdine University; she also is a graduate of the Stanford University Human Resources Executive Program. She is a board member of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the League of Black Women, and The Pittsburgh Promise.

The Center on Race and Social Problems’ annual Reed Smith Speaker Series provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest.